A THIRD supermarket operator may be coming to Jersey, if a Guernsey-based budget retailer finds a suitable site in the Island.
Alliance Cash and Carry is a low-cost retailer with a 26,000 sq ft store on the Braye Road Industrial Estate in Guernsey that sells discounted meat, fish, household items and fresh food in bulk. It operates out of a warehouse-style building in Guernsey and supplies goods to Alderney and Sark.
The store’s managing director, Andrew Bagot, who used to work for CI Traders, said that he had looked at potential sites in Jersey. He said: ‘Our customers in Guernsey are concerned about a lot of things, including price, and judging by their reaction to us, we work very well.
‘I think there could be a place such as ours in Jersey if the right opportunity came up, as we are fairly unique in what we are doing and I think we would work well in Jersey. My opinion is that it is all about the customers and they will decide if they want us, and if a suitable site were to become available, then we would certainly be looking at it.’
• Picture: Andrew Bagot at the Alliance Cash and Carry in Guernsey’s Braye Road Industrial Estate